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the suspect might be. the suspect who we're looking -- who they're looking for is named dzhokhar tsarnaev. this is his picture. dzhokhar tsarnaev. he is originally of chechen origin. he's lived here quite a long time. he and his brother came here many, many years ago. his brother, tamerlan, with the same last name, he was killed overnight in the shootout we've been talking about with police that john miller just laid out for us in watertown. so they have not found the younger brother yet. he is believed to be heavily armed, perhaps carrying explosives. he's obviously proven to be dangerous. and right now there is just a full-court press trying to find out where he is because until they can neutralize him, there is a potential that the threat goes forward because we don't know what else, if anything, he might have planned or have been up to. and also at the same time, on another channel, investigators are trying to find out if these two brothers were simply working together as a small two-man cell or if they were working with something larger. at this point we have no evidence of anyone el
. the surviving bombing suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is awake if the hospital and responding on-and-off to questions in writing because of severe wounds to his neck and threat. it is unclear if he self inicted those wndou or they te of the shoot u.n. investigators are asking him about other cell members and other unexploded bombs and his motive. take a listen. >> first of all, you need the right facts in order to be able to charge, that the federal government is still determining what was the motive of the two young men, are they connected to anyone else? that question is could be premature without the basis for it. >> the city is working on a plan to re-open the six blocks around the bombing. tonight, boston university hold as memorial for the third victim, the graduate student. her parents traveled from china. the critically injured transit officer remains hospitalized and in two hours from now in medford, massachusetts, there will be a private funeral held ree victims, 29 years old andhe there will be a moment of silence. reporting live in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> as li
, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located. they think they know where he is. they believe that's the place they have surrounded and where you just saw kerry sanders reporting but there's a further concern that these two brothers may have had af coccomplices an authorities found another bomb in boston. a device in the charles gate area. they rendered it safe but they are concerned there maybe accomplices. they can't be certain of it. but there's a concern there maybe accomplices at large. you put all of those factors together, and we're told that's the reason for the extraordinary security. there's been a report that one accomplice tried to escape on a train to connecticut. that the train was stopped. we believe now that this is not the case. savannah? >> pete will
to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i actually think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff howe is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people on twitter were going to give
guard. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live in the courtroom. kira, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate with detectives? >> that's right. they said he can't speak because he has severe throat injuries. authorities hope he will be able to talk. they have so many questions. they want to know if anyone else was involved in the alleged attack, zach har -- dzhokhar and his brother orchestrated. he was found in a boat hiding in this yard. a row bat whose brought in to remove the tarp out of fear he was wearing an explosive fight. but he was likely injured from the gunfight the night before when his brother died. this morning agents are anxiously wait to go question the man that sparked the nearly week long manhunt that ended in a spray of bullets. >> i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. >>> a special federal interrogation team is on standby at the medical center where tsarnaev and many of his alleged victims are being treated. within the last hour we learned federal prosec
suspect.19- year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. will be indicted by a grand jury. then the case is assigned to a district judge. a justice department official says tsarnaev will not be read his miranda rights because the government is invoking a public safety exception. that exception is triggered when police have an objectively reasonable need to protect the police or the public from immediate danger. tsarnaev will be questioned by a special federal interrogation team for high-value suspects. >> president barak obama and republicans used their weekly addresses to celebrate the resolve americans demonstrated after the attack on the boston marathon. in the address obama emphsized that "the world witnessed one sure and steadfast truth: americans refuse to be terrorized." >> ultimately, that's what we'll remember from this week. that's what will remain. stories of heroism and kindness; resolve and resilience; generosity and love. in the days to come, we will remain vigilant as a nation. and i have no doubt the city of boston and its surrounding communities will continue to respond in the same
. >> as you mentioned, justice department officials told cnn dzhokhar tsarnaev is facing federal terrorism charges and state murder charges. preliminary hearing could happen in the next 30 days. a lot hinges on when the suspect is well enough to speak. investigators are eager for him to talk so they can find out who planned the attack. tsarnaev will likely be appointed a federal public defender. for now, the justice department is invoking something known as a public safety exception. this rule is used to question terrorism suspects without reading them miranda rights. the rule was created to question terrorists about other potential threats. senator carl leven says so far there's no connection between the suspect and terrorist groups. leven said to hold him under these circumstances would be contrary to our laws and jeopardize our effort to prosecute him. during interviews before suspects are read their rights is often not admissible during the trial. the issue on miranda rights is further complicated because the u.s. is a u.s. citizen. many of the rules cannot be used on americans. live
of the suspect. >> this turned out to be the first clear picture of suspect number 2, dzhokhar tsarnaev. her brother then posted that picture on facebook where more than 12,000 people shared it. >> i think i hit the lottery that i took that one picture that could have been helpful. so it's about the greatest, you know, win i could have ever had there to have helped. >> the picture is an example of how big a role social media played in this event. authorities were flooded with tips about the two suspects when images were shared and when the two brothers went on their rampage trying to escape lots of people followed the story on twitter. >> for those who have been on social media for several years now, there isn't any question that any news organization comes anywhere close to twitter. >> jeff is a professor of digital journalism at northeastern university in boston. he said twitter followers also posed a problem for law enforcement. >> you know, when they were actually conducting the search in watertown, yeah, just a few blocks away from me, you know, their concern was that people twitter wer
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